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#1 LLM

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 04:04 PM

Has anyone come across this pop-up saying there is an error in the registry and it is recommended to scan it. Use www.pcspywarescan.com or www.regfix.net ?
I have been receiving those pop-ups very often and all what I do is close them but they reappear shortly afterwards.. The other one is winfix.com
I have been using 3 spyware tools (pestpatrol, ad-aware SE and Spybot) and despite me cleaning and clearing, they are still coming back!!!
System is XP and the AV is eTrust.
Any ideas?
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#2 MFDnSC

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 04:20 PM

Kill Windows Messenger - http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/messenger.htm
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:02 PM

Hi LLM,

For more info on this spam/scam you might want to look at this:
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=623164

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 08:18 AM

I have disable the messanges services, and of course, it has stopped.
Thanks for the advise, I haven't received any further alerts...
Cheers,
LLM

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 11:54 AM

Just to make sure you are protected ongoing

Get all of these and/or verify you have the current versions

SpywareBlaster 3.4 http://majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
SpyBot V1.4 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
AdAware SE 1.06 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
MS AntiSpy - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en (XP and W2K only)

DownLoad them (they are free), install them, check each for their
definition updates
and then run AdAware, MS AntiSpy (W2k/XP) and Spybot, fixing anything
they say.

In SpywareBlaster - Always enable all protection after updates
In SpyBot - After an update run immunize
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